Last year, the Colorado Supreme Court tossed out drilling restrictions imposed by Longmont and Fort Collins, ruling that only the state could regulate the industry.
Oil and Gas
Colorado, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming asked the court reconsider a ruling that temporarily allowed Obama-era regulation to go into effect.
State regulators have relaxed testing requirements for drilling near Project Rulison, the site of an underground nuclear bomb explosion in 1969.
Even with advances and efficiencies, not every energy company can make it work in Western Colorado — the costs are just too high.
The University of Colorado study also found that the Raton Basin earthquakes were more widespread than previously thought.
Depending on whom you talk to, the Broomfield plan was seen as a gold standard or a misguided plan in need to revisions.
Broomfield City Council is expected to vote on a long-awaited drilling agreement with Extraction Oil & Gas later this month.
The 14-page draft of new regulations says flow lines that are permanently taken out of service must be disconnected, drained and sealed at both ends, and any above-ground portion must be removed.
Since 2014, the state's regulator has handed out an unprecedented $12,693,534 in penalties.
More than 400 of Colorado's oil and gas pipelines within 1,000 feet of occupied buildings failed inspections. The location of these pipelines is unknown at this time.